The Madras High Court recently directed the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras should be installed at all check-points at district and state borders to check the transport of illegally mined minerals. A few years back, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also declared that hundreds of CCTV cameras would be installed across the national capital in bid to minimize incidents of crime. The aforementioned facts simply manifest the utility and significance of surveillance cameras in the current times. Even at micro level, security of a household or an office space is of paramount importance and there’s hardly any better tool than a CCTV camera to ensure the same. These cameras guard our premises during night hours and also when we are away for days, and all they need is a stable internet connection to do their job.
When picking a surveillance camera, it is very important that we check the specifications and needless to say, a higher resolution ensures a better output. After a comprehensive research, we zeroed in on four 8MP CCTV cameras that are the best in the segment and most effective for security purposes.
1. Secureye S-CCI3 Bullet Camera: From the house of Secureye, one of the leading security and surveillance solution providers, S-CCI3 Bullet Camera is among the first in the segment with an 8 megapixel resolution, ensuring clearer images. Powered by advanced analytical algorithms, the camera is capable of smart detection of any movement or object. Infrared cut filter with auto switch lets the camera, which comes with 1/2.8” progressive scan CMOS sensor, function without any trouble in day as well as night hours. The smart functions of the weather-proof cameras are designed to check line crossing, area intrusion, unattended object, missing object, region entrance, region exiting, fast-moving, detect loitering, detect people gathering and detect parking. The high-end surveillance camera is further capable of blurred detection, scene change detection, audio exception detection, and crossing line statistics. The cameras can be connected with iPhone, iPad as well as Android devices.
2. HIKVISION 8MP CCTV BULLET CAMERA: The HIKVISION 8MP Bullet Camera comes with advanced EXIR 2.0 infrared technology with a range of 30 metres. An IP67 certification makes it water and dust resistant, thereby functional in a wide range of climatic and weather conditions. The camera can operate between a temperature range of -40 °Fahrenheit to 140 °Fahrenheit. It’s equipped with an automated day/night mode and gives coloured as well as black and white output, as per the requirement. The bullet CCTV camera has an 8.29 megapixel progressive scan CMOS. There’s also a mechanism to adjust brightness and sharpness.
3. CP-UNC-TB81ZL6-VMDS Camera: The 8 megapixel resolution full HD Infrared network bullet camera comes with PS CMOS image sensor and is functional for a wide range of 60 metres. One outstanding attribute of the CCTV camera being offered by CP Plus is that it supports Starlight Function and provides dual-stream encoding mechanism. The camera further offers a 16x zoom and 4k video streaming. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad as well as Android devices and gives the option to use an SD Card with a maximum size of 128 GB. Weighing less than 1 kg, they are light and easy to install.
4. Lorex LNB8005 Security Camera: The 8 megapixel resolution ultra HD CCTV camera comes with Infrared Night Vision to ensure that you never lose sight, even in the dark. The in-built IR Night Vision is functional up to a range of 40 metres in ambient lighting condition and up to 28 metres in complete darkness. It has a 4k ultra HD camera. However, it is not wireless and hence installation can be a bit cumbersome. The camera weighs a little over 500 gram and its power source is corded electric. The manufactures assure that the camera provides a maximum level of detail and clarity and an increased zoom capability. It provides an 88-degree field of view and wrapped in fully weatherproof metal housing.